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Copyrights and legal issues
All participants must comply with European and national laws including but not limited to copyright laws, legislation prohibiting the publication of any defamatory, discriminatory or other illegal content or any other similar laws.
The European Award for Best Content (“the Award”) is organized at the national level by the Safer Internet Centres and at the European Level by the European Commission with the support and assistance of EUN Partnership aisbl. All of these parties are collectively referred to this disclaimer as the “Organizers.”
By registering and uploading content, contestants declare that the content submitted is their original work and creation. The Organizers do not assume any responsibility for disputes between persons claiming copyrights of content. By registering and uploading content, each contestant declares that the content does not infringe any third party rights and that they have obtained all necessary rights and licenses from third parties for the use of any materials. Contestants may not use any music that is not in the public domain or for which they have not acquired the necessary rights and licenses. The contestants will be fully responsible to the Organizers for any breach of the conditions contained in this disclaimer and, in particular, will hold the Organizers harmless from any actions brought by third parties.
The Organizers reserve the right to exclude proposals submitted for the National and European competitions if it comes to their knowledge that there are copyright infringements or the content contains defamatory, discriminatory or other illegal material or does not comply with national legislation.
By registering and uploading content, the contestants agree that the Organizers shall have the right to make the content freely available for educational purposes on the web, CD-ROM or in any other media format for a period of three years starting from the date of the close of entries for the European Award.
By registering and uploading content the contestants declare that all identifiable individuals in their entry consented; to the use of their image and performance, the submission of the content in this award, and the use of the content by the Organizers for educational and promotional purposes in all media formats, including the web, for a period of three years from the date of the close of entries for the European award. Contestants declare that the individuals who have provided content for their submission will sign all necessary documents granting the Organizers, if required by them, the rights free of charge to use the content as indicated above.
For promotional purposes, the winners at national level will have to make available a presentation for the Organizers of their entry in a publicly available format, e.g. a trailer, teaser, screenshot etc. By submitting their content, contestants declare their agreement that the Organizers may freely use this presentation in all media formats in its promotional activities of the award. The Organisers shall have complete discretion as to how they want to claim and exercise these rights.
Participation in national competition of the award
Participants in the national competition are treated according to the national rules for participation. Content submitted to a national competition is evaluated by a national jury according to the national criteria.
Any complaints concerning the evaluation of and decisions made by the national juries or organisations must be made to the national organisers. Complaints concerning the European Award must be made to the European Commission via EUN Partnership aisbl which will pass them onto the Commission. The European Commission does not take any responsibility for disputes at the national level.
It is pre-supposed that content submitted to the European level of the award complies with national legislation in the country where it was a winner. It is therefore up to each individual participant to ensure that his/her entry does not infringe national law.